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The Roy Family
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Real Name: The Roy Family
Members: Logan Roy

Ewan Roy
Helen Roy
Rose Roy
Marianne Roy
Connor Roy
Kendall Roy
Roman Roy
Siobhan Roy
Gregory Hirsch
Iverson Roy
Sophie Roy

In-Laws: Wife #1 (Divorced Logan Roy)

Caroline Roy (Divorced Logan Roy)
Marcia Roy (Married Logan Roy)
Ewan Roy's Wife
Mr. Hirsch (Married Marianne Roy)
Rava Roy (Married Kendall Roy)
Thomas Wambsgans (Married Siobhan Roy)

Location: England
Affiliations: Waystar Royco
First Mention: Celebration

The Roy Family run Waystar Royco.

Season 1[]

During Logan's 80th birthday party he confronts his four children and asks them to sign a contract instating Marcia as his primary successor, a document Kendall had already been tricked into signing at the office. He agrees to let them think about it. Logan agrees to give Greg Hirsch, his great-nephew, a job in the parks division of Waystar Royco. Logan pulls Kendall aside and informs him that he has decided not to step down as CEO and Chairman, blindsiding Kendall who was going to be promoted the very next day. After the birthday dinner the family flies out to a baseball field where the family plays a traditional game. Logan talks to Roman who informs him that he wishes to rejoin the company as COO. Logan hands Frank Vernon, current COO of Waystar Royco and Logan's long-time friend, a letter firing him and promoting Roman to COO. Logan takes Connor, Shiv, and Roman in a helicopter, and as Siobhan tells him that they do not want to sign the contract, Logan suffers a stroke. He's had a hemorrhagic stroke, a bleed in the deep right hemisphere that put pressure on the thalamus and the brain stem, and that's what caused a loss of consciousness. [1]

The family gathers at the hospital, waiting to hear news about Logan's recovery. The doctor comes in and informs them Logan had a hemorrhage stroke and is currently unconscious, and unresponsive. [2]

The debate breaks out on whether or not they should move Logan to a more private and secure hospital. Shiv thinks it would be a better idea, but she is overruled by Logan's wife Marcia Roy.

The brothers are all trying to run damage control specifically Ken. They are looking over a possible obituary for their father if he passes that the media wants to know they can air. Waystar employees Gerri Killman, Karl and Karolina Novotney come in to help run damage control and ask who is in charge. They haven't decided on what kind of story to go with, and they need to pick a temporary CEO to tell the media before the stock markets open. Eventually, Kendall is offered CEO and Roman becomes COO. They finally get a confirmed as all the siblings agree.

Ken celebration is cut short quickly, as Gerri takes him outside to the roof to inform him that Waystar Royco is $3 billion in debt. In another room, Logan wakes up. [2]

With Waystar Royco’s stock plunging to dangerous lows and Logan still out of commission, Kendall Roy is in crisis mode as the new CEO. After talking with Gerri Killman he finds out that the bank can take over the company if the stocks fall below 120. [3]

Shiv is still upset with Marcia for pulling rank and not letting her see her own father and hires an old paramour, Nate Sofrelli to conduct a background check on Logan’s third wife. That day when Shiv again comes to her father's apartments she ignores Marcia's excuses of Logan not wanting to see her and goes to his room. Unfortunately for her, things take an awkward turn when her father, drugged on pain killers, mistakes her for someone else and makes sexual advances on her. When she comes down-stairs Marcia confronts her and says if she has any questions about her, simply ask next time.

Unfortunately even after all of Kendall's efforts the company still fall below 130 points. However, at least now with his new deal, Waystar Royco isn't in as hard of a free-fall. Kendall goes to his father that night to inform him of what's happened, but an unimpressed Logan insults his son before he leaves. [3]

Logan starts coming to the office soon after the meeting, gradually supplanting Kendall. The Roy Family have an annual Charity Function. A frazzled Connor Roy obsessively runs over everything involved in the event, including the table settings, the food and the teleprompter. While doing so he notices mistakes in all three. The most important was the last-minute note that was added about his dad's early retirement. He quickly informs his father, who makes an impromptu speech, despite still being in recovery, to pre-empt any attempt to oust him. Afterward Logan accuses Kendall of betraying him in an attempt to steal the company, while Kendall tells him it was a part of a joke. [4]

Marcia organises a Thanksgiving dinner for the whole The Roy Family household in their house, also inviting Logan's estranged brother Ewan Roy, Greg's grandfather, who lives in Canada. At the dinner table, things get awkward as the family members speak about the things they are thankful for. When Rava, Kendall's estranged ex-wife comes in late and tells him that it'll take some time for their son to feel comfortable inside, Logan snaps at them for being too soft towards their son. After the dinner, as Logan is showing of the medals he has collected, Ewan makes an offhanded comment reminding him that these are bought, not earned. Things escalate from there, with Logan telling everyone that the only reason Ewan went to the Vietnam war was to impress a local girl. Ewan blows over when the family belittles his service during the war, and leaves, warning his grandson that they're a nest of vipers. As he's leaving, he's accosted by Kendall who asks for his support in removing his father from the company. Ewan is disgusted, and doesn't commit himself to Kendall's plans.

After dinner concludes the family plays a game, which Logan struggles at. When he loses a round, his grandson tries to take the can from his hand, and a disoriented and flustered Logan unexpectedly smacks him in the face. This shocks both the family and the Waystar executives attending the dinner, Gerri and Frank; and Gerri privately tells Kendall that they think Logan is not fit enough to run the company and would support Kendall against him. Connor later informs everyone Willa and him will be exclusive, and that they'd be taking the next step.[5]

With the Vote Of No Confidence against Logan Roy approaching, and Kendall Roy and Roman Roy must get all their ducks in a row to ensure they have the majority vote. [6]

Tom Wambsgans decides to reward Greg Hirsch for helping him deal with shredding all those documents over Thanksgiving weekend. Tom decides to take him out on an extremely fancy dinner. He opens up to the younger Roy family member, telling him he understands how hard it can be. He sincerely offers his help in the future and promises to show Greg how the rich live. The night before the big vote, Kendall Roy has dinner with his dad upon the request of Marcia Roy. They eat burgers together in front of the TV.

Ken ends up getting caught in traffic due to a terrorist threat and is unable to attend the vote. Logan ambushes the vote, and refuses to leave the room to let people vote. He than strong-arms more people to vote with him, instead of his son Ken. Frank Vernon and a bunch of other people vote against Logan, but everyone else of votes for him. Including his son Roman and his brother, Ewan. The vote ends in a tie which means that Logan retains his position. Logan immediately fires everyone who voted against him, including Kendall. [6]

In an effort to fix his public image, Logan agrees to a weekend-long family therapy session at Connor's New Mexico ranch, Austerlitz. Unbeknownst to most of The Roy Family, he's arranged to have it double as a publicity stunt. Meanwhile, Kendall Roy has cut off communication with everyone and is suing his father and possibly his brother after being fired from Waystar Royco. He is invited to the weekend therapy long session but refuses to attend. He eventually changes his mind but not before arriving after dabbles in drugs and alcohol with some locals in New Mexico. He is eventually picked up by his brother Roman, who has been the most cooperative with his father the entire weekend. Roman and Logan even go to a small photo-shoot together, where his father gives him more responsibility. [7]

Unbeknownst to Tom, Shiv is considering reconciling with her ex-boyfriend Nate Sofrelli both romantically and on a business deal. By the end the first day everyone is at Connor's Ranch is mad at each other. Logan insults Tom, which upsets Shiv, and she leaves crying. Logan also knows about Shiv's meeting. Ken has arrived intoxicated, and picking a few fights, even insulting Willa, who leaves and is soon followed by Connor Roy. Ken and Logan almost get into a physical altercation but are separated by Marcia. [7]

Connor pushes for more exclusivity with Willa, he confesses he loves her and she reluctantly agrees. [7]

The Roy Family assembles at Eastnor Castle in England to prepare for Shiv and Tom’s wedding. Logan Roy, still sore from his fight with his daughter, has decided to stay back in the United States, but after his team is unable to find a good enough reason for him to not attend his daughter's wedding, he changes his mind and decides to make the journey. Though it would appear, only for the good PR. [8]

The children reunite with their mother, Caroline Collingwood, who is every bit as acerbic as Logan. She has a rather dark sense of humor and is not afraid of stepping on anyone's toes. Even alluding to the fact that Greg Hirsch's father is gay. During this time, it also becomes apparent that Roman Roy is dating Tabitha from Tom's bachelor party. The same Tabitha that Tom had a sexual encounter with.

Willa Ferreyra and Connor Roy are talking to the priest, Willa says she's a playwright and jokes that Connor doesn't do anything. He is both insulted and hurt at this.

During the big party before the wedding, Shiv Roy has a couple of conversations with Gil Eavis. at one point even her brothers Ken and Roman come over. Roman tries to start some drama, but no one is taking the bait. [8]

Ken runs into his ex-wife Rava Roy. She politely offers an ear if he ever needs one, but also encourages him to nudge his lawyers along. This sets Ken off who is just finished a line of coke in the bathroom, but before he can berate her anymore, Rava leaves.

Logan makes his grand entrance by helicopter more than halfway through the party. He has a light, but, heated exchange with his daughter. And before going to bed, finds himself on the staircase along with her boss and his political nemesis, Gil Eavis. The two men have an exchange of words before they separate. Afterwards, Logan's wife, Marcia Roy has some choice and rude words for Shiv. [8]

Once the party is over and everyone is back in their room’s, Roman is talking to Tabitha as they are getting ready for bed. He tells her how much he likes her, and then proposes to her. She playfully declines. Later he is seen staring longingly at her as she sleeps.

The next morning Shiv is preparing for her wedding, while Tom does the same. Shiv gets into a white old car with her father, who is a now comforting her. He is much kinder and even has some sweet words for her. [8]

The day of Shiv and Tom's wedding has finally arrived. Both of their entire families have gathered around to take photos. There is a small squabble when Shiv Roy and Tom Wamsgans ask for Willa Ferreyra to not be in the sibling/partner photo, however Connor Roy says he is prepared to make a scene, so they allow it. [9]

Ken meets with Logan Roy in his private rooms to inform him of the takeover of Waystar Royco. His father asks if this is a bear hug, and Ken confirms it is. Furious, Logan kicks him out of the room while throwing the unopened envelope in the toilet. Marcia Roy comes in as Logan is fishing out the papers he threw down. He demands to get everyone on the phone, including Carl and Gerri.

Logan comes down to join everyone while trying to keep his composure. A waiter asks if he would like more champagne, to which he absentmindedly agrees, but gets champagne poured on his hand and arm. He immediately overreacts and fires the young lad, demanding he be kicked out immediately. Colin is ready and waiting with a pen and paper for him to sign along with a severance package.

The reception finally starts, and everyone except Ken is at the front of the room with the bride and groom. All of The Roys give a nice speech to them, including their mother and father.

Before long, Logan very subtly had all his children gathered in one room and informed of Ken's decision for the takeover of their family company. All four siblings are very mad at their brother, and after a couple of minutes, Logan walks in. He confirms everything is true, then informs them of his battle plan.

While the immediate family is gathered around talking, Connor reveals he wants to run for president sooner rather than later. Everyone is both surprised and uninterested. Assuming he will give it up before long.

Back in his room, Kendall asks Stewy for a line of coke to straighten him out before the big night. Stewy refuses, saying he doesn't have any more of it, and that Sandy would prefer them to be sober during the takeover bid. Kendall, already emotionally unstable due to his family being against him, goes out to look for some coke. After a run in with Greg, who is proud of him for attempting the takeover, he confirms the location where people are smoking pot. He finds Andrew, the waiter who Logan berated, smoking in the parking lot. When he realises Andrew had Ketamine, not cocaine, he asks him for a connect and decides to drive to the place in Andrew's car. On the way, they have an accident and though Kendall makes it out, Andrew drowns. Kendall gets out but Andrew can't. Ken gets back to his room, washes up, and goes back to the party to have an allibi.

Tom and Shiv sneaked away from their own reception and are in their private rooms. Shiv informs Tom she's not sure if she wants a monogamous relationship. She also confesses of her affair with Nate. Before consummating their marriage, Tom asks if he can kick Nate out and Shiv agrees.

The next morning at breakfast, Ken is called into his father's library. Logan makes a mock display of asking if anything was stolen as his key card was found on the fired employee. Logan has everyone leave the room and he informs his son he knows what happened with Andrew. He promises to cover up everything for him, but he has to tell Sandy Furness and Stewy he's out. Ken cries in his father's arms but obliges. [9]

Season 2[]

Kendall Roy is in the rehab facility for barely 48 hours before he's called back to make a public withdrawal before the New York markets open. He is met with Karolina Novotney who prepares him the go-to line: “I saw their plan that his fathers is better.” Roman, who's watching the broadcast remarks to Shiv that Kendall looks 'demented' [10]

Logan has a private meeting with his banker, Jaime Laird; expressing disappointment that he wasn't forewarned of Sandy's attempt. Jaime tells him that it's because Sandy's operation is a virtual black box, and asks Logan about his plans. Logan knows he has to name a successor, but it would be difficult to decide who will it be. Laird concurs, and based on the business fundamentals, advises Laird will inform Logan to pick a successor for the Waystar Royco, and on the business fundamentals, he should make a deal and sell.[10]

At the summer home in the Hamptons, the arriving family discovers a foul odor permeating the house. Roman and Shiv take a walk to the beach and discuss the possible sale of the company, and the likelihood of Roman becoming the successor. Back at the house, Logan arrives and asks Kendall to talk with Colin. Marcia, asks him if he'd had any accidents or hiccups, revealing she knows about the car accident. Colin talks to him in private and Colin takes Ken to a laundry room and briefs him on what happened in England and the story they're going with. Colin also asks if Kendall would like to talk to him, but Kendall declines. Outside, Kendall meets Roman and Shiv. Both siblings are still angry at him, but are visibly shaken by his lack of reaction and acceptance of all their insults. [10]

The source of the odor is finallly discovered to be a dead possum is fished out of the fireplace. Logan demands all the food be thrown out as it has been sitting around in the stink, and orders pizza instead. Logan asks his family for their opinion on whether he should stick or sell. Shiv mentions they may not be able to speak freely because of the oppressive environment Logan raised them in. When Kendall praises Logan, a squabble breaks out, with the family wondering if he's a spy, and why Kendall's been let off so easy. [10]

With no ideas forthcoming publically, Logan goes to his study and Shiv and Roman follow. Roman advises his father to sell and invest in pension funds, keep his money highly mobile, and only keep some key interests. Shiv is brought into Logan's study second. When she wonders why she'd have an opinion on how Logan would run his company, he tells her that he considers her his most intelligent heir, and would like to make her his successor. She is incredulous, but happily agrees, when he makes it clear it's real. She proposes things be kept quiet until she can settle things with Gil and Tom. Logan agrees, saying they'd name her successor after she gets some experience.[10]

The family is back together for dinner, But Logan cuts out early and brings Ken with him by helicopter from the Hamptons back to New York City, and are going to be having a private meeting with Stewy Hosseini and Sandy Furness. Logan tells Ken to go on ahead, and tell the other men he's taking a call and will be in shortly. Once inside, Logan calls to tell him he's not coming in and will have to conduct the meeting himself. Stewy asks Kendall to tell him why he backed out, but an emotionally drained Kendall refuses. When they go up to meet Sandy, Kendall threatens them that this fight would be long and bloody, and Logan would spare no expense. Sandy is unimpressed, and tells him to get started on that process. [10]

Everyone is at a Waystar Royco park celebrating Ken's daughter's birthday. Shiv Roy, Roman Roy and Kendall Roy are all called away for a quick impromptu meeting with Logan Roy. While Connor Roy comments on how quick they are to serve their father. [11]

Shiv and Tom Wamsgans are getting ready and briefly touch on the fact they will have an open relationship. Tom doesn't say much, simply agreeing with his wife.

Connor and Willa Ferreyra host a soiree to mark their return to New York. Though it really is Connor quietly announcing his political campaign. He doesn't tell anyone directly in the room, but make sure the idea is sitting at the edge of their mind. Everyone is in attendance including Gerri Killman and Greg Hirsch. Tom and Shiv agree to have a double date with Roman and Tabitha.

Greg trying to get some sleep

Greg is looking for new apartments, only to be called to a very luxurious apartment by Ken. Ken informs him the apartment is his, temporarily while it waits to be rented out. Only asking in return to host a party there that night. Unbeknown to Greg, the party turns into a ragger, with Ken intoxicated and Greg unable to sleep.

The double date that was prearranged the night before takes place at Ron's Apartments. Things started off slightly awkward, with Tabseven coyly reminding Tom of how they met while their partners are in the other room. The dinner begins slow but picks up when the siblings start making fun of Tom. He quickly shuts it down, and the atmosphere at the dinner is brought down.

After dinner, Shiv informs Tom that her father is going to be giving her the company, and found out last week while they were at the Hamptons. Tom asks if their plan is still him to inherit the company, She confirms it is, and that her taking over is just a small deviation. They hug while Tom looks concerned.

After Ken is finished dealing with cleaning up the company, he makes a quick stop at a variety store. On his way out he steals a packet of batteries, only to toss them in the garbage. [11]

Greg Hirsch has a meeting with a book editor, Michelle Pantsil looking to get information on his uncle, Logan. Though he quickly gets spooked and leaves. [12]

Tabitha and Roman are looking over Connor Roy's presidential campaign video. He wants to get rid of taxes and threatens the government to try and sue him for not paying his. Roman also asks his girlfriend if she can get him in contact with Naomi Pierce. Meanwhile, Logan wants Shiv Roy to go talk to her brother Conor about his campaign for president and trying to eliminate taxes. They have agreements with people in powerful positions about such things. Later, Greg finds out that Logan might know it was him, and begins to panic. It's later revealed to be Mo and Roman.[12]

Shiv Roy and Tom Wamsgans are riding together to work on Shiv ’s first day at Waystar Royco, and Logan Roy celebrates his daughter finally coming to work with him at the company. [13]

Connor Roy and Willa Ferreyra are getting ready for Moe’s funeral. Conner tells Willa his real name is Lester, but Moe was sort for molester. Willa convinces Conner to change his speech.

There is a shooting at the work-place, but it turns out to be a suicde. [13]

The Roy Family finally arrives at the conference in Argestes, and soon meet up with Tom and Gregory. They are interrupted, as Colin ushers Logan, Gerri, and Ken into another room. They are informed a magazine has been tipped off about the cruise-line scandal and is going to publish it within 36 to 48 hours. [14]

Aware the cruise-line story is about to hit the internet, Logan tells his wife Marcia things might get nasty, and she's going to hear some awful things in the media. She reminds him she's with him no matter what, and she knows who he is.

Shiv shows up that night to find Tom flirting. Nan and Rhea finally arrives and have breakfast with Logan and Ken. Ken finds out the story has broken, and the two quickly make their exits to do re-con. In a private room where everyone scans it on their phone. The magazine claims Moe asked dancers for sex in order to keep their contracts renewed for the following year. One girl declined and was fired, and blacklisted from other events. Roman arrives and all the kids disagree on how this looks. They decide on Roman and Ken for the panel.

Everyone makes their way across the court, while Logan is informed how many people are canceling on him. Logan sits down to have lunch but vomits while Shiv and Gerri cover for him. A possible combination of the situation along with that altitude sickness he'd been feeling.

Shiv reluctantly meets with Rhea to discuss what's going on with the Pierce family. Not long before presentation Shiv shows up to tell her family she wants in on the panel. Everyone argues and they try to knock Roman off. Gerri shakes her head indicating Roman fight to stay on. Logan eventually decides all three of them will go on the panel together. They are waiting behind curtains while Tom finishing up his speech. Greg is in the audience and claps for his friend. [14]

All three are on stage and Shiv and Kendall dominates the conversation. Shiv makes a joke about her father being a dinosaur, as times are changing. After the conference, they all get into a fight, where Romain makes another smart-aleck comment only to be struck in the face by his dad. Knocking out a tooth. Ken immediately stands up for his brother, yelling at his father to never do that again. [14]

Family Tree[]

Generation 1

Generation 2

Generation 3

First Wife
Logan Roy
Caroline Collingwood
Rose Roy
Connor Roy
Rava Roy
Kendall Roy
Tom Wamsgans
Shiv Roy
Roman Roy
Marianne Roy
Iverson Roy
Sophie Roy
Greg Hirsch


  • Logan claims he is too sick to attend his daughter, Shiv's wedding after they get into a fight. [15]
  • Logan cleared out one of his parks for his granddaughters, Sophie birthday. [11]